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Great Expectations Flowers By Inka

Annapolis , MD
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Annapolis, MD US 21403 (map)

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410-263-6708

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Let us put a smile on your face by fulfilling your Great Expectations for your special occasion! Great Expectations Flowers is a full floral design service with a wide range palette of... Read more
Let us put a smile on your face by fulfilling your Great Expectations for your special occasion! Great Expectations Flowers is a full floral design service with a wide range palette of ideas to fulfill your great expectations on your event. Our style is not defined except for that it is extraordinary. We design around you and for you. No matter if it's simple, sophisticated or dramatic ­ it will be unique and memorable. Undistracted from running daily store business we are able to concentrate entirely on your occasion. Please go directly to our website to fill out the wedding consultation form and we will be in touch asap! Read less
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INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
For Charge
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The venue for the wedding commented that they had such beautiful flowers before.

I had overestimated the number of bridesmaid bouquets, and when I corrected the mistake several weeks later, close to the event, Inka refunded me the cost of the bouquets.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Inka was a pleasure to work with, and created the most beautiful flowers for our daughter's wedding. During our meetings, she listened to the ideas that we had in mind for that day, and then brought them all to life in ways that we hadn't even dreamt about. Guests are still talking about how impressive the floral arrangements were. For the outdoor ceremony, she designed the wedding canopy, incorporating the quilt I made, creating the perfect setting for the couple's vows. Inka's artistic ability and vision, and her friendly, easy-going manner, helped to make our daughter's wedding day stressfree and a great success.
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that I'm not much of a flower person - it was one of the things I wasn't super excited about planning for my wedding. I wasn't going to hire a florist at all, but my mom wanted me to rethink it and set up an appointment with Inka. And I'm so glad she did! In our first meeting, Inka totally "got" my style and made the whole flower selection process painless. (also she expertly navigated my mom's expectations with what I actually wanted!) I gave her general guidelines, and she came up with a beautiful look for the ceremony and reception. She handled all of the decoration for the reception, not just the flowers, which made things so easy for me. She was quick to respond on email and very pleasant to work with. Thanks Inka!
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Mary Lou
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Great Expectations Flowers has my highest recommendation. Our flowers were the perfect compliment to my daughters wedding. Inka truly captured our ideas and gave us beautiful bouquets and reception arrangements. Our guests loved the vintage feel that our flowers helped create and Inka was wonderful to work with.
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courtney
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent service and so happy with the finished product!!
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Kristin
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Inka was great! I went in not really sure what I wanted and she was very helpful with her suggestions. She also helps you work with the budget you have. The bouquets and arrangements turned out gorgeous and we received many compliments the day of!
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Paige
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Inka was great! We met 2 times, once when I first contacted her (about a year before my wedding) and again 2 weeks before my wedding. She requests pictures of everything! She wants to see your dress, makeup, hair, bridesmaid dresses, tuxes, etc to ensure she gets the correct feel & direction you are going for. I will admit that I think the flowers were the thing I was most worried about! She did do a mock up centerpiece for me (I had to pay for it, but got to take it home) and doing this made me feel so much more relieved! My vision had changed from when we had first met over a year ago and she quickly made the changes that I asked for and had my perfect exactly what I had invisioned centerpiece sitting in front of me! We were married 10/13 and when I walked into the reception to see it my mouth just dropped. It was gorgeous! Just unbelievable! My girls all loved their bouquets and mine was stunning as well! I had requested deep dark dark red roses, and was so scared that I would end up with bright red roses and when she delivered the flowers to us the day of the wedding I had my dark dark deep red roses! Inka is such a sweetheart and knows her flowers! My bridesmaids all had hydrangea bouquets and I really wanted the groomsmen to have hydrangea boutonnieres and Inka was honest with me telling me that hygrangea boutonnieres do not keep well and will look dead and wilted fast. She didn't want me to be disappointed in that and she showed me 2 different kinds of flowers that would go well with the hydrangea bouquets. She is all about making sure you have the most beautiful flowers the day of your wedding and is very detailed when it comes to describing the look you are going for! I am so happy that we found her and went with her!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
"Wow" is what both my husband and I said when we saw the flowers and decor from Inka... words cannot express the unbelievable and beautiful arrangements she created for our wedding. She did an amazing job and I'm so thankful we found her! My husband is not really into flowers, but when I asked him about his favorite parts of the day when looking back, one of first things he said was the way the tables and the ceremony site were decorated and the arrangements! I met with her one time in person and I could just tell she was truly an artist and very professional. I could tell she got the feel for what we were looking for (very natural and simple elegance) and I just let her run with it! She really takes into consideration your tastes, details like your dress, the setting, feel of the room, everything! She had some amazing ideas and all the bouquets were stunning! Our guests kept commenting on how gorgeous everything was and still do when we see them! So many said they were the most beautiful arrangements they had ever seen - simply amazing! She really created a setting and feel for our event. She made our day extra special and I will be forever grateful for that! Thank you Inka!
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Inka's arrangements were absolutely stunning!

She captured the feeling we wanted of sophistication while still keeping an element of playfulness in all of the bouquets, chair pomanders and arrangements.

I loved how the bouquets "glistened with water drops" all night long.

Wow, what beautiful colors for the roses, hydrangea and orchid stems... and then to add the "birds of paradise," the bright pink Alpinia purpurata and deep orange lilies in the buffet arrangements, absolutely amazing.

We got so many compliments.

Inka, was as wonderful to work with as her beautiful creations.
We could not have asked for anything more.
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Julie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I am a very picky bride and Inka's flower creations for my wedding day went above and beyond what I even imagined I wanted. Going off of only a few photographs I brought to our consultation of my bridesmaids dress, wedding dress, and accent colors she captured EXACTLY what I wanted in our flower bouquets. I would also recommend the flower balls... Inka hung these from my ceremony chairs to decorate the aisle... they were absolutely stunning! The table arrangements and flower presentations on our buffets were just as amazing. I simply could not have been happier with how everything turned out! Inka was also always professional with replying to emails and addressing any changes I wanted to make after our initial consultation.
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Katie
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
From our initial meeting with Inka, we knew she had completely gotten our concept for the wedding and was the florist we wanted to work with. Inka is very professional, quick to respond to emails and easy to work with. She listened to our ideas to make sure she understood what we were looking for and gave her professional opinion as to what would work best.
With less than 5 months to plan our wedding for 250 guests we had a to do list a mile long. With Inka on our wedding “dream team” we knew it would be a fantastic day. Inka made herself available to come to see our church and reception venue weeks in advance to make sure she got the feel of the house. With her team, she took sketches, photos, measurements and worked with the rest of our vendors to ensure everything would come together properly and would be just as we wanted it. To say she far exceeded our expectations is an understatement. We were absolutely blown away by Inka’a amazing work. On wedding morning, Inka and her team arrived at our house with vans full of flowers and began to transform both the house and outdoor tent that we used for the reception. They did 9 bouquets, boutonnieres for the boys, 2 very large arrangements for the alter at the church, 23 centerpieces for the tent, 4 large outdoor pieces and several very large arrangements for the house all within plenty of time.
For the tent, Inka designed 3 different types of florals for the tables; a high arrangement, a mid arrangement where she used our personal silver pieces and a low in glass vases. They were all unique and perfect -- just what we were all looking for. The only word to describe the large floral arrangements both inside and outside of the house is “breathtaking”. Flowers had never been done before that fit the house so incredibly well and not only were they beautiful on their own, but they complemented the beauty of the home. Inka is truly an outstanding florist and a master of her trade.
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Megan
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Inka was amazing!! I had a very simple, yet specific vision for our wedding and she went beyond anything I could have asked for. Several other florists I contacted told me they would not do all-hydrangea wedding boquets because they would not last, but Inka said no problem-- and despite the June heat they were stunning! She also transformed our indoor ceremony space to look like an outdoor garden.

I could not be happier with her work, and I felt absolutely comfortable taking all of her recommendations and suggestions. When I saw my boquet I literally jumped up and down shrieking. There are less pricey options out there but if flowers matter to you, trust me-- she's the best in the Annapolis area! Some people think it's crazy to spend a lot of money on flowers that only last one day, but if you saw our photographs with these gorgeous boquets it would change your mind! I used to work for a florist-- don't underestimate the power of flowers. :)
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RBN
Wedding:
5/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Inka was smooth sailing. She was able to translate and carry out the ideas my daughter and I had into a picture perfect wedding day. The flowers were fresh and natural, working beautiful with the outdoor setting and the chuppah she designed for the deck where the ceremony took place. The simple yet elegant design was in keeping with the ambiance of the lovely outdoor venue. The table decorations for the reception room worked well with the sunlight filled room ,and made it feel like you were in a garden setting. I would recommend this vendor for any occasion where fresh, beautiful flowers are desired. I would like to use her services again, as she was so wonderful to work with.
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Donna
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Great Expectations!!!!!! Besides our stunning daughter, everyone was in awe of the flowers at the cerenmony and reception!! Inka has such incredible vision which was shown in her artistic arrangements. Every detail far surpassed our highest rexpectations!!! Inka is a delight to work with and we will ALWAYS recommend her. We thank her ever so much for making our daughter's wedding absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!

Respectfully,
Donna W.
Annapolis, MD
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Coty
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Inka did a fabulous job with my wedding flowers. I had a very specific vision of what I wanted, and she was able to capture that and more. I truly had the most beautiful bridal bouquet I've ever seen. Everything from the bouquets to the corsages to the centerpieces was perfect, and I really could not have asked for more. Inka is also a lovely person to work with. I am so happy we hired her and hope that many more brides choose to work with Inka in the future. She is simply the best!
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Inka with Great Expectations Flowers understood our vision from our very first meeting. She knew what would work well with our venue and our personal backgrounds.

When I first saw my bouquet and my bridesmaids/maid of honor bouquet I was so happy and they met all my expectations!

Inka did a fantastic job and we would highly recommend her for your special event!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I had no idea where to begin when choosing a florist. We met Inka and instantly knew we found the right one!! She is extremely talented, creative, professional and personable. I liked her style and she worked to figure out mine. When I saw our bouquets, arrangements, etc . . I was thrilled how everything turned out. We have received many compliments and I'm so happy she decorated our day!
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
The flower arrangements Inka created for my wedding were AMAZING!! I received numerous compliments from family and friends! Inka understood my vision and brought it to life!
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Maureen
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Inka Browne did a fabulous job providing flowers, decor and ambience to my daughters wedding. She was very professional, extremely easy to work with and responsive. The bouquets were absolutely beautiful with all the right colors and elegant touch. The decor-centerpieces-etc were beyond what i imagined and made the tables look beautiful and festive.
I can't thank you enough,
Maureen Oswald
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Joyce
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Inka listens carefully and has a knack for putting your vision in her arrangements. She had great suggestions and advice. We couldn't be happier with the way she did all of the flowers for our wedding.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Pink peonies was all I had in mind for my June wedding. Inka was introduced to me by wedding planner and I can't thank her enough. Not only is Inka a delight to work with, but she has such a vision that I don't believe can be matched. She exceeded my expectations and all of my guests talked about the flowers for months after. Peonies, roses and working with us to add more personal touches really made us appreciate everything Inka brought to the table. She collaborated with us on our prices to ensure we could get what we wanted within budget. I wish I could work with Inka more often. I highly recommend working with this very talented florist.
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Inka is phenomenal; from what I gather she only does special events and only takes a limited number of clients at a time.

Inka was our floral designer for our wedding in May; we met her at her home in Annapolis to review what we wanted. She is a soft-spoken professional who knows her business and takes the time to ask a lot of questions about your vision for the flowers on your wedding day.

We were married at a friend's house and Inka met us at the site to take a look at the space and discuss what we might need. She offered a lot of professional advice when she realized we didn't have a wedding planner; advice on things outside of the flowers. She didn't have to spend so much time on this, but she is a very kind-hearted person who genuinely cared about us and our wedding day.

I collected by own milk glass vases & compotes in the years preceding the wedding and had a very definite idea of what I wanted and didn't want. I gave her info on the color palette I wanted, the types of flowers I liked and that I wanted all of my arrangements to be different from one another. She listened carefully, offered wonderful advice and arrived early on the day-of to set up. She even decorated the tables with props that we supplied. There was a miscommunication regarding whether or not this was included in the price we were quoted (very likely my fault - my mind was shot that close to the wedding) but she adjusted the price to include the set up of the props at no charge anyway.

- She decorated an incredible arch for us to get married under
- My bouquet was outstanding
- There were tons of arrangements, all different, but all in a cohesive theme
- The tablescaping she did for us was lovely

All of the arrangements were lush and gorgeous - they were top notch and looked incredible.

Inka was great about staying in touch with us. Even though she was making trips to Germany to see family, she returned our emails and was great about answering our questions and making sure we were comfortable with the price we were paying. She helped us find ways to stay within our comfort zone while still getting exactly what we wanted. I did not come away feeling like we were compromising or being deprived when we needed to revise the original plan to stay within budget. She was an absolute master of her trade and I very highly recommend her work.
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Nichole
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
My experience with Inka was amazing! She is a true professional and wonderful person to work with while planning our wedding. She has such a creative eye for making elegant arrangements. When I met Inka, she had the perfect vision for our small and intimate wedding at Quiet Waters Park and Ruth's Chris restaurant. She delivered above and beyond my expectations. We had big bloom flowers such as hydrangea, peonies, antique garden roses and such. She put together a very lush, rich and springy look for our wedding. The flowers truly made our day even better. She was able to accomodate our budget and arrange the most gorgeous flowers I could have ever imagined! She was such a pleasure to work with throughout all the planning and changes up until our special day. I highly recommend Inka for your wedding! You will not be disappointed!
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Kristan
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Inka was absolutely delightful to work with from day 1 on. She was very professional and outlined a beautiful description of the flowers she was going to provide. She delivered beautiful centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonierres for our wedding and we were 150% satisfied. Will definitely utilize her services again in the future! Perfect!
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mclendening36
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved my flowers on my wedding day! They were beautiful and all the guest enjoyed the centerpieces!!!
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Lori Lazisky
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Inka was very professional and delightful to work with. The flower arrangements were absolutely beautiful. I have received many compliments on them. I would highly recommend her. LTL (Mother of the groom)
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KMG
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Displeased and disappointed by another local florist, it was a true blessing to find Inka of Great Expectations. I knew from the beginning that Inka was an artist and professional. She works out of her darling home in Annapolis and truly lives for her creations. She grasped my vision from the start and worked with me to make that vision come to life. I dont think I could recreate the gasp that came from my mom and I when the bridal bouquets were delivered to my suite. They were staggering. So lush and bright and beautiful. I have never seen such beautiful blossoms. The cost for her services was incredibly reasonable and she even worked with a few vases that we provided that were left over from my bridal shower. She also waited to collect her rented vases and arrangements so that we could use them the morning after at the brunch.

My wedding would not have been complete with any other florist. People are still talking about the flowers. I am so thankful to have found Inka.
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brianblds
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Our flowers were beautiful - i highly recommend Great Expectations. lots of people asked who did our flowers
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jblair
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Great Expectations Flowers by Inka did an absolutely GORGEOUS job. They really helped make our day perfect and beautiful and captured the feel and the look I was going for incredibly. They were also amazingly flexible and reliable. I planned my wedding from across the country but Inka made it easy to do. Everything turned out even better than I dreamed! Plus the price for the quality of work absolutely could not be beat. Simply wonderful all around!
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jgriss2
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Inka was very sweet and easy to work with. I told her what I was looking for and she mastered it. My flowers were beautiful and she made all of the center pieces, girls bouquets and boutineers gorgeous. Her prices were very accomadating and they delivered all items in a timely manner. Excellent all around!!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Inka was wonderful throughout every step of the way! She knew exactly what I wanted and I was so impressed with everything! She was flexible and her prices were very reasonable. I definitely recommend using her!
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apearce
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Inka was great and our flowers turned out better than I expected! She has a great sense of design and creates beautiful arrangements. Plus, she's very sweet! She dealt with me being rather indecisive and trying to change everything at the last minute and I should have just trusted her all along because I loved all of our flowers. The bouquets were gorgeous and I got so many compliments on them. The centerpieces were very fresh and fit our tables and venue perfectly. Our ceremony flowers look fantastic in all the photos. Delivery and pickup was a breeze. Highly recommended.
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Nenellia
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Inka is such a wonderful person to work with. She is not your everyday wedding vendor. She becomes more like a friend by the time everything is said and done. Her work is amazing. I did not have an image in mind for my flowers, I just told Inka that we were having a peacock themed wedding. When I received my personal flowers and the bridesmaids flowers I was blown away, and when I finally saw the reception ballroom I was in tears. The room looked amazing and the colors Inka used were perfect. I highly recommend her to everyone getting married. You will not be disappointed!! She is truly amazing. All of my guests are still commenting on the flowers!
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Lacy
Wedding:
2/17/2010
5.0/5.0
This was a really nice service. I thought the price was a little steep initially but when I saw all of the decor on the wedding day it seemed more worth it.Would definitely recommend them to friends.
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cacheck82
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
A delight to work with. Made choosing the flowers for the wedding a very easy task. We brought some ideas to the table and Inka made them a reality. Her visions are extraordinary! We had more compliments on the flowers than anything else. We also felt the prices were reasonable. Selecting Great Expectations would be a very wise choice for your flower arrangements.
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kjh1026
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Our flowers by Great Expectations by Inka was absolutely gorgeous! They literally took my breath away when I saw them! Inka went above and beyond and I got so many comments from guests on how beautiful everything looked. I literally started crying when I walked out and saw all the flowers!

When we booked her, I gave her a general idea on colors and flowers that I liked and she totally ran with it and created bouquets and centerpieces that were so unique, but exactly perfect! She was able to use lace from my mom's wedding dress to tie around my bouquet, as well as make a very unique Boutonni�re (using a fish hook) for the groom - which she even tied with fishing twine to make it even better than the picture I had showed her! About 2 weeks before the wedding, we met to finalize everything and Inka had SO many great last minute ideas to add to the overall decor. She ended up making 7 wreaths which were placed around the ceremony and cocktail hour and they were beautiful! Her prices were very reasonable as well and she definitely worked within our budget. I was so happy with everything and I absolutely loved working with Inka! I would highly recommend her to anyone!!
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Jasika
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
If there was one vendor that I had 100% trust and faith in: It was Inka. She had worked with one of my friends for her wedding and I knew 2 years prior to my engagement that I had to use her. She dealt with multiple multiple changes up to a week before the wedding and there was not ONE time that I was confident that she was in complete control. Our ceremony and reception was BREATHTAKING! Every single one of our guests said they felt like they were on a movie set (not to mention had to fight about who got to take the centerpieces home).

Inka was lovely and a joy to work with. She is so passionate and creative and has the gift of listening 100% to your vision. She was one of my favorite parts of our wedding planning process and the best part is: She delivered beyond what I trusted she could!

You will not receive better quality for the price and individuality that Great Expectations offers.

We even gave her a shout out on my business blog. Check it out for more hoorays for Inka: http://pfcouture.blogspot.com/2009/02/where-credit-is-due.html
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EWW
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Inka is absolutely fantastic! She really has a passion for her work and it shows in everything she does. I worked as a florist for many years and it was tough to put my own wedding flowers in someone else's hands but Inka immediately put me at ease. She came highly recommended from a few friends in the wedding business who had seen her work. I wanted a vintage/unique feel for my wedding- different arrangements on all tables in interesting containers. Inka exceeded my expectations! She really listened to my ideas but took her own creative liberties and the results were amazing! All of the guests were raving about the flowers and how interesting all of the arrangements were. The personals were equally as unique, well crafted and beautiful. Inka's prices are also very fair for the phenomenal work she does. I cannot thank Inka enough for helping to make the day memorable and being so easy to work with!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Inka captured the feel of our wedding perfectly! What was most amazing is that we received compliments about our flowers and we had a garden wedding! Inka listened to what we wanted and worked within our budget. She exceeded our expectations in beauty, design and meeting our expectations. She helped make our day beautiful!! Inka is talented, kind and very patient. Everything you want in a wedding florist.
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Groom1
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Inka's amazing! Believe me, for a guy who could not be bothered by flowers, I was impressed. The flowers were stunning, and Inka was terrific, flexible, professional and all around fabulous. I can't recommend Inka strongly enough.
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Inka was wonderful! I had no idea what kinds of flowers I wanted but Inka knew exactly what would work. She presented me with a few ideas after talking to me about my style and the wedding style. I'm a little hands off so I just told her what ideas I liked and I essentially told her to do her thing. And she did not disappoint! Not only was my bouquet beautiful, but she managed to tie in the bridesmaids dresses to my dress, which was a feat and a half since the bridesmaids dresses didn't exactly match my dress.
She really is amazing with flowers! She is also a lovely person which makes her really easy to work with. She works out of her home which dramatically reduces the price of the flowers because she doesn't have the overhead costs of leasing and running a shop. I did a little comparison shopping and she seemed to come in way under what other places were quoting me.
I have recommended her to many of my friends and co-workers. You just cannot go wrong with Great Expectations Flowers by Inka!!! Not to be cheesy, but she should rename her company, Exceeds Your Expectations Flowers by Inka!
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holexa
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Working with Inka was wonderfuly, particularly since I did not know exactly what I wanted - I only had colors in mind. She came up with a great vision and put it all together. My flowers were AMAZING - many guests commented they had never seen such beautiful flowers at a wedding. I cried when I saw them I was so thrilled, even my husband said he loved him - not a "flower guy" to say the least. We were married in August, a very humid and hot day. The flowers (including hydrangea which wilt easily) lasted the whole day, no wiliting, they looked perfect from start to finish, including the ceremony flowers which were placed outside. I could not have been more happy with this choice and the volume of flowers I received for the money that was spent could not be beat by other vendors. I highly recommend.
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kbfleming
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
We were referred Inka by a good friend and it was a wonderful decision. I was not quite sure what I wanted in terms of flowers but gave Inka a general idea and let her go with it. I was more than impressed by the designs of the centerpieces and my bouquet was breathtaking. People still comment how lovely our flowers were. I would recommend Inka without hesitation.
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Elena
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Inka was fantastic. She was a pleasure to work with and I would reccomend her to anybody.
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craven719
Wedding:
7/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Best possilble experience. She listened to everything I said, asked many questions, and suggested many things. I got exactly what I wanted and then some. She bent over backwards to make everything perfect, and it was. I counldn't have been happier.
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Noelle
Wedding:
10/21/2006
5.0/5.0
Inka was fabulous to work with. She worked with my budget, my needs, and helped to make my wedding incredibly beautiful. It was a lot of work as I had some intricate hanging centerpieces, and some large arrangements, but she handled it all professionally and never showed signs of stress. I would highly recommend Inka to anyone...:)
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smocampo
Wedding:
10/7/2006
5.0/5.0
Inka was soooo great to work with and I'd recommend her to anyone! She really listened to my ideas and cared about what I wanted on my wedding day. I had a flower budget and Inka did a wonderful job working around that number. All the the arrangements looked beautiful and I wouldn't have changed a thing.
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Kara
Wedding:
6/28/2006
5.0/5.0
Inka was fantastic to work with. I had no idea what I wanted and she was really flexible and had tons of great suggestions. I was still really indecisive after several months, so I asked Inka what the typical arrangements were like in Germany (her native land), which she said were really artsy and modern. I said, "Perfect! Roll with that and my favorite flowers are orchids and lilies". Aside from telling her a color suggestion, that was the only direction I gave her. I had no idea what my flowers would look like until the wedding day. The flowers looking amazing! She read my mind- very funky, but really elegant. Inka was so pleasant despite me being a nightmare indecisive bride.
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kmagnew
Wedding:
10/26/2002
5.0/5.0
Great Expectations SURPASSED my expectations! We lived in MD but ultimately decided to have the wedding PA. They were able to accommodate our every need, deliver and setup the flowers out of state without a hitch.

Inka was an absolute pleasure to work with. Designing the flowers and decor for our church ceremony was the highlight of my wedding planning. Inka is so very talented and creative. When the doors opened and I started down the isle, I was stunned. Never did I imagine the church and my wedding would be so beautifully decorated. She took my initial vision and worked with me to create a spectacular ensemble of warmth and romance... all within our budget.

To this day (almost 7 years later), our friends and family still remember the flowers and decor... even new friends, perusing our wedding album, remark on the flowers. It made our wedding day that much more special.

I VERY HIGHLY recommend Great Expectations Flower By Inka!
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miss befamy
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.9/5.0
Inka was excellent! She really listened to what we wanted and made our vision a reality. The flowers were really beautiful and she even added special touches that we didn't ask for. She was very efficient and everything turned out perfectly. There were a few times that I emailed and did not hear back right away which made me nervous close to the wedding, however I need not have worried. Overall we were thrilled!
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ehorbal611
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.9/5.0
Inka was absolutely wonderful to work with. All of the flowers that she provided for my wedding were absolutely gorgeous!
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kdavidson
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.9/5.0
Inka was great and worked with me to give me the flowers we wanted for the wedding. The flowers were delivered promptly on the day of the wedding and not only looked stunning but smelled wonderful as well. I highly recommend working with Inka and Great Expectations!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.9/5.0
The flowers for our rehearsal dinner and on our wedding day were beyond gorgeous. Inka took the ideas I gave her and asked me to trust her creativity. While I normally don't do that because I want to be in control, I'm glad I did - she provided us with some unexpected coloring that was true to the fall season in Annapolis and matched our wedding style perfectly. My favorite part of course was my wedding bouquet - it was what I had imagined, only better!
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Karineh
Wedding:
6/23/2007
4.9/5.0
Inka is an amazingly talented floral designer whose professionalism shines through in her work. She truly made the floral design for our wedding reflective of our personalities and I have referred her to many brides and friends since my experience with her. Also, her willingness to work with our budget and still give us the "look" we were going for was much appreciated. Thanks, Inka!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Inka was great to work with! From our very first meeting I felt that she understood my vision and I trusted her. She was very responsive and really took the time to work with me (I sent her many photos and ideas, links to Pinterest, etc). I even added a few things the weeks leading up to the wedding and she was very flexible! The flowers were gorgeous and our chuppah was beautiful. On the day of the wedding someone said to me, "I don't know how much you spent on the flowers, but they are worth every penny." What a compliment!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The flowers were BEAUTIFUL and exactly what I imagined for our big day.
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Beth
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Inka did a fantastic job! We were thrilled with the flowers at our wedding. They were better than we could have imagined. She is very good at what she does.
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JLW11
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
Inka was wonderful to work with. She was very personable and professional. She took our idea of a concept and made it beautiful. Our guests loved the flowers. Everything was wonderful. We were very happy with the flowers.
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Jill
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.8/5.0
Inka did a beautiful job with our flowers for our wedding. She did a great job creating the feel we were going for! She was willing to make adjustments to her proposal until we were 100% happy with it. She also had some great ideas for us that turned out beautifully!
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LG2011
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.8/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Inka. She truely made my dream wedding come true. I gave her ideas of what I was looking for and she turned them into a reality. Both my husband and I were EXTREAMLY pleased! Inka was very professional and brought great ideas to the table. I recommend her to any bride!
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amypsu97
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.8/5.0
As soon as we sat down with Inka for our first meeting, she immediately figured out our style and had great ideas for the flowers. She's very flexible and accomodating because she was able to use flowers that I wanted that other florists said they couldn't get because of the season. My bouquet was amazing and all the floral arrangements were beautiful. We received a ton of compliments on how great the flowers were.
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Lisa C.
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.8/5.0
Inka was a pleasure to work with and she provided beautiful arrangements and bouquets for my wedding day. Everyone commented on how beautiful the flowers were.
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Megan
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.8/5.0
I was absolutely stunned with the beautiful arrangements Inka created for my wedding! I had a simple theme of cream and yellow for my spring wedding. Inka used many interesting flowers (not the usual roses, baby's breath, etc.) to make the decor truly elegant. It was simple, tasteful, and amazing...right down to the small accents (freesia/greens placed in a champagne flute) on small cocktail tables. Inka worked with me on my limited budget, although you would have never known seeing as how great the flowers were! I would highly recommend Inka as a very professional, flexible, and talented florist for any bride.
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Port719
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.7/5.0
We were so pleased with our choice of Great Expectation Flowers for our wedding flowers. Inka is a creative, gifted florist. She clearly understood the ambiance I wanted for my wedding and was able to deliver flowers which perfectly complemented every aspect of our day. I had a military morning wedding over the July 4th weekend and was looking for fun, festive, yet sophisticated flowers. The flowers Inka put together were stunning and the deliverable was exactly what I wanted. I was very happy with the end result!!
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Jenny
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.7/5.0
Inka was so great to work with! She is so sweet and knew exactly what you were talking about when trying to describe the perfect look for your wedding. I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Great Expecations provided ceremony and reception flowers for my daughter's wedding and they were fresh and gorgeous. Inka was great to work with, flexible with ideas and suggested some cost-cutting measures. I just did not want to see the flowers wilt, but of course that is inevitable.
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km3
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.6/5.0
Inka was a pleasure to work with. She was so enthusiastic and truly wanted to create the perfect look for my wedding. All of the flower arrangements were beautiful and received many compliments.
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cee
Wedding:
3/31/2007
4.4/5.0
We chose Inka because she came highly recommended by our wedding venue and we had seen her floral designs at another wedding.

Inka was easy to work with . . . she immeadiately understood my vision and she had oodles of photographs to show us her designs and other ideas.

On the day of our wedding, all the flowers arrived on-time, if not earlier than expected. Inka handled everything so that we could concentrate on getting married. She is a genuinely nice person who is professional and extraordinarily talented. We recommend her without reservation!
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Melinda
Wedding:
9/25/2008
4.3/5.0
Inka was wonderful and her flowers were fresh and pretty!
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msalloy1
Wedding:
9/29/2007
2.0/5.0
I came to hire Inka for my wedding after my original florist was in an accident and ended up in shock trauma two weeks before the date. I called many florists and Inka was very kind and scheduled an appointment to meet with me right away. My wedding was designed around gerbera daisies in deep reds, fiery oranges and golden yellows. My husband and I met with Inka and explained what we were looking for, which was fall bouquets in the colors mentioned and using gerberas, dahlias and other similar flowers along with some greens to round it out. The flowers for the men were also supposed to be gerbera daisies (red for the groom, orange for the best man and yellow for the groomsmen) and we ordered rose bouquets in silver holders for the moms and grandmother as well as gerbera daisies for some tables and the bathrooms. We even gave her the contract from our original florist so she could see exactly what we were looking for.

When the flowers arrived at the venue, I was shocked! I actually told the delivery man that he had brought the wrong flowers for the event. There were no gerberas in my girls bouquets and only one hidden in mine. My bouquet was much larger than I had asked for (I am a small girl and the bouquet was way too big for me) and was in pinks and purples. My girls bouquets looked like easter bouquets. It was terrible. My husband did indeed get a gerbera daisy, but it was in some muted color that looked almost beige. I don't even remember what the other groomsmen's flowers looked like. I was so unhappy with the flowers, I tried not to look at them throughout the event. The mothers' flowers were in the silver vases as ordered, but my grandmother's flowers were made into a pin corsage, which was never discussed. The single gerberas ordered were delivered as requested, but there were no orange ones. I was on the verge of telling the delivery man to just take the flowers with him, but this was about an hour before the wedding and there wasn't much I could do about it. I had to leave the room and have my matron-of-honor deal with it, because I was about to burst into tears.

After the wedding I emailed Inka about how disappointed I was that what was ordered was not at all what was delivered. It was quite a long time (over a month) before I received any reply from her and the reply I did receive was that she didn't think anything was wrong with the flowers she sent. She said that I had not made it clear to her that I was looking for a bouquet with gerbera daisies and that the colors of the flowers were very fall like. I have pictures of the flowers; Easter and spring are the only words that come to mind when I look at them. She also said that my grandmother had come to the delivery man and told him that she wanted a pin corsage instead of a bouquet. Not only is this unlikely since A) my grandmother would never do something like that and B) she didn't want to pin anything to her clothing and C) SHE DOESN'T SPEAK ENGLISH, but it is also amazing that he had all the materials to turn the bouquet into a pin at the last inute like that. Somehow I just don't think so. Also, I find it odd that she would say that I never mentioned how important gerbera daisies were to me since we gave her the original contract AND we ordered gerberas as the flowers for the tables.

She did offer to refund me for the cost of the bouquets, since I was so disappointed. I decided to accept the offer because thinking about it just made me too upset and I wanted the whole thing to be over with. We were married in September of 2007. It is now May of 2010 and I have YET to receive the refund, or a response to emails sent to her.

The only good thing I can say about her services was that she was that when we initially met with her, she was understanding about the situation with losing my original florist and the lack of time to shop around, so she was willing to match the price of my original florist, but I would have preferred to pay more and gotten what I wanted rather than been so unhappy with the result. I am a very sentimental person and keep everything. I left my bouquet at the venue (quite on purpose).
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notoInka
Wedding:
4/20/2012
0.3/5.0
Inka provided flowers for my daughter's event and while they were pretty for the event, they all died within the next 2 days. apparently, she buys poor quality flowers even though her price is higher than most. Inka offers no guarantee and since all the money is paid upfront the customer is screwed. I see that she has good reviews from others - maybe she is getting too comfortable.
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